The Foundation of the Heirs of the famous British writer Arthur Conan Doyle has entered into a settlement agreement with the creators of the movie "Mr. Holmes", in which Ian McKellen played the main role. This is reported by the Variety edition.
The essence of the conflict was as follows. In May 2015, Conan Doyle Estate sued Miramax, Roadside Attractions, moviemaker Bill Condon, investigator Mitch Cullin, whose work was based on the movie, and Penguin Random House, accusing the latter of copyright infringement.
Plaintiffs argued that although most of Conan Doyle's writings had already become public due to expiration of the statute of limitations, works published between 1923 and 1927 and dedicated to the aged and retired Holmes are still protected copyright law.
Most likely, the creators of the picture recognized these claims as reasonable, since Penguin Random House has already confirmed that it uses materials and images "with the kind permission of the Conan Doyle Foundation."
Representatives of the parties declined to comment on the terms of the agreement. Recall that the movie also starred Laura Linney, Hiroyuki Sanada, Roger Allam, Philip Davis, Nicholas Roe, Francis De La Tour, Zach Shukor, Michael Culkin, Francis Barber and other actors.
The Topic of Article: The Conan Doyle Foundation made up with the creators of Mr. Holmes.